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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Member of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.

Mission Statement
To use our collections and scientific expertise to create knowledge that inspires an understanding of natural heritage, communicate the unity and interdependence of humanity and nature, and advocate for the protection of the earth and its inhabitants, while encouraging participation in the natural sciences.

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A Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientist travels to the Caribbean island of Hispañola, and there discovers a new species of never-before-seen moth. The scientist brings that moth back to Pittsburgh, studies it, and puts it on display. In the museum, a child is wowed by this huge specimen with colorful wings and learns how scientists can use this moth to determine conservation strategies for the Hispañola’s endangered ecosystems. And decades later, that child—now a scientist herself, inspired by her visits to the museum—uses that specimen preserved in the museum’s collection to make ne

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